Host or Visit Us

Either visit us or have a SAIL member visit you in order to facilitate learning or present a keynote address.

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Research Articles

Research and reflection articles produced by the SAIL team as well as St Andrew's staff.

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Seminars and Podcasts

Prepared by staff and/or students for the benefit of St Andrew's and the wider community.

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Testing and Training in CQ

Enhancing intercultural capabilities so that we are better prepared for today’s highly diverse world.

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SAIL has an experienced team of staff who would love to engage with you in a variety of ways.

 

Host Us

SAIL Directors and/or Associates would love visit your school to consult or run professional development for large or small teams. This can be a more cost effective way of connecting with SAIL, especially if you wish to impact a large number of the educators in your organisation.

The visits can be for an afternoon staff PD session, a whole day workshop or even a parent information night.

Topics

Contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Sample topics include:

  • Blended Learning
  • Flipped Learning
  • Use of Canvas LMS
  • Creating a strong school culture
  • Transforming Service Learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Future focused Art 
  • Why schools need to prepare for the future job market
  • The digital libraries of the future
  • Assessing and training students in Cultural Intelligence

Cost

Contact us for a accurate quote. Approximate cost can be calculated by adding the cost of air fares (if required), accommodation (if required) and $1000 per SAIL member per day.

One of our SAIL Directors, Tim Barrett presenting to the Staff of Shellharbor Anglican College at their mid year in-service.

 

Visit Us

 

SAIL loves to connect and collaborate with educators both locally and from around the globe. We invite you to visit us on the Sunshine Coast so that we can connect and find areas of common interest.

There are a few different ways that you can connect with us.

TeachMeets are informal, collaborative experiences organised by educators, for educators, in order to share ideas and experiences. The focus is on sharing ideas through short presentations (typically 2, 5 or 7 minutes long) with teachers attending as a participant or a presenter. TeachMeets are often based on a specific theme, for example technology use, tools for informal assessment or differentiation. SAIL runs regular TeachMeets for its SAIL Associates, St Andrew's staff and local educators.

The Snapshot Visit is a way of connecting with SAIL over a coffee and tour of our award winning Learning Hub. There will be time to find points of connection as we listen to each others stories. This is a great way to ‘check us out’ and a stepping-stone to see if there is any potential to collaborate further in the future. These visits usually take between 1 hour and come with no cost.

The Workshop is designed to transform, gain insight or up-skill a specific team or area of your school. Like all productive meetings, we start with a barista coffee and then undertake a brief tour of the College. We then provide a specially designed ‘think lab’ where the SAIL team will facilitate a tailored day of inspiration and exploration using such tools as the design thinking process from the Stanford D. School.  Besides gaining knowledge and ideas, we believe that a purposeful visit together is a valuable way to lift morale and grow the relationships between the staff in your team.

Workshop Cost

Contact us for a accurate quote. Approximate costs are:

  • $500 per group of 1-3 per half day including barista coffee and morning or afternoon tea
  • $700 per group of 1-6 per half day including barista coffee and morning or afternoon tea 
  • $900 per group of 1-3 per day including barista coffee, morning tea and lunch
  • $1200 per group of 1-6 per day including barista coffee, morning tea and lunch 

 It is worth noting that SAIL is open to mutually beneficial arrangements where a hosting is offered at no charge if there is a reciprocal opportunity available.

Please note: These visits are for educators. If you are a parent interested in enrolling your child at St Andrew’s then please visit www.saac.qld.edu.au and request a parent tour.


Research Articles

Growing Greener and ‘Good Enough’

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published April 2018

A research article by SAIL Research Associate, Dr Cade Bonar, which offers a personal account that speaks to the value of reflection upon his own practice. In essence, it reveals that the more he comes to know, the more he realises he doesn't know!

Global Insight - Japan 2017

Research article prepared by Jonathan Harding

Published October 2017

In September of 2017, Mr Jonathan Harding spent 3 weeks in Japan as part of a reciprocal teacher exchange with our partner school, Kindai High. These are his insights and reflections.

Asking the Right Questions

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published 2017

The intention of this article was to establish the conditions for asking good research questions. Much of it goes beyond our day-to-day questioning and reflective practice, but this is often where our bigger, nagging questions start.

The Future Of Jobs

Research article prepared by The World Economic Forum

Published 2016

This paper examines how the major drivers of transformation will have a significant impact on jobs.

Congratulations, You are a Researcher

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published 2017

This article examines the position that all good teachers are researchers and puts forth different research activities that we do, can and could engage with.

What Kind of Mind do We Need?

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published 2017

This provocation article examines Howard Gardner's work 5 Minds for the Future (2008). In this work, he concerns himself with the five kinds of mind he proposes people will need if they are to thrive in an ever-changing world, both personally and in terms of a greater societal good.

Seminars

SAIL seminars are run by either SAIL staff, teachers, visiting presenters or St Andrew's students. The are designed to equip the hearer with not only knowledge but practical advice on how to implement what they have learnt.

Seminar topics include aspects of positive education, parenting, innovation in education, mental health, technology and even student research.

Some of the recent SAIL seminar presentations include:

  • "Building Resilient Children" - Dr Racheal Sharman
  • "Youth Mental First Aid Course" - Suicide Programs Team
  • "Preparing for the World of Tomorrow" - SAIL Team
  • "Learning Sprints" - Dr Simon Breakspear
  • Connecting Conversations Seminar with Dr Mike Nagel
  • Connecting Conversations - Steven Window on Cyber safety
  • "Creativity in Education" - SAIL Team at Shellharbor Anglican College 
  • "Hope Accelerated" - Glen Gerreyn 
  • "Drug and Alcohol Awareness" Ex Detective, Tony Parsons 
 

 

Podcasts


SAIL is preparing a range of podcasts on topics such as digital wellbeing, student voice, parenting tips, and educational trends. Podcasts are able to be accessed through Apple Podcasts or Spotify. 


https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/st-andrews-institute-of-learning-sail/id1534676476 

https://open.spotify.com/show/3kDtLfgl4BBspH3GpIAbmw?si=8A0nr--FTlaNUrEFkVPa-Q


Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Training

SAIL has positioned itself to be one of the leaders in the testing and training of cultural intelligence (CQ) in secondary schooling. Their program has twice been awarded 'Best Co-Curricular Program' at the prestigious Australian Education Awards.

Twenty-first-century students live in an interconnected, diverse and rapidly changing world. Emerging economic, digital, cultural, demographic and environmental forces are shaping young people’s lives around the planet and increasing their intercultural encounters on a daily basis. This complex environment presents an opportunity and a challenge. Young people today must not only learn to participate in a more interconnected world but also appreciate and benefit from cultural differences. Developing a global and intercultural outlook is a process – a lifelong process – that education can shape (Barrett et al., 2014; Boix Mansilla and Jackson, 2011; Deardorff, 2009; UNESCO, 2013, 2014a, 2016).

Cultural intelligence (CQ) is the capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. Going beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness, it is important to identify the recurring capabilities of individuals who can successfully and respectfully accomplish their objectives, whatever the cultural context. Awareness is the first step, but it’s not enough. A culturally intelligent individual is not only aware but can also effectively work and relate with people and projects across different cultural contexts. 

The Cultural Intelligence Centre has researched CQ in 98 countries with over 75,000 individuals to find that the culturally intelligent have developed skills in four capabilities:
 


 

SAIL staff have undergone extensive training with the Center for Cultural Intelligence, the leading organisation in this growing field, and are excited to partner with them in order to assess and train staff and students in the important skill of CQ. The head of SAIL, Tim Barrett, is a lifetime member of the Society of CQ Fellows and brings a depth of knowledge to the work that SAIL does in cultural intelligence (CQ) training https://davidlivermore.com/cq-fellows/. 

The CQ Assessments measure an individual’s capability for working and relating across cultures. Participants complete the assessment online and receive a personalised feedback report that compares their CQ with the worldwide norms, helps them interpret the feedback, and guides them through the process of creating a personal CQ Development Plan. Organisations receive group reports that summarise the scores for an overall group of participants, compare these scores with the worldwide norms, and offer suggestions for how to use the feedback.


The following is currently being implemented with staff and students at St Andrew's but is available to external schools and organisations as well through SAIL :
  • Keynote presentations and workshops on the importance of CQ 
  • Pre and Post Assessments used for those on Exchange, Service or Experiential Learning trips to measure, improve and evaluate CQ 
  • Cultural Values Assessment with students and or staff teams
  • Training based on individualised CQ reports through the Center for Cultural Intelligence 
  • Group debrief based on Pre and Post trip reports through the Center for Cultural Intelligence  
  • Workshops and blended learning modules designed to improve understanding of CQ skills
  • Assistance with preparing reports on the effectiveness of overseas trips based on data to present to school councils
If you are interested in developing CQ in your school, university, church or team, please contact SAIL. 


 


Formed in 2016, St Andrew's Institute of Learning (SAIL) is a research and innovation unit that has quickly become a respected entity in educational circles. The underlying focus of SAIL is to contribute to the local, national and global discussions on education while also offering ongoing professional learning to staff and the broader educational community. Its contributions have been recognised through the Australian Educator Awards as twice winner of 'Best Co-Curricular Program' and numerous excellence awards. SAIL staff have regularly contributed to research papers, podcasts and conference presentations in Australia and overseas, highlighting the wonderful work of the wider team. SAIL has positioned itself as a leading voice in future-focused education and a respected provider of professional development and resources to schools across the globe. The SAIL team is passionate about collaborating with others to create an educational experience that will truly equip young people to make a positive impact in the world of tomorrow.

SAIL has the following intent:

  • Equip the St Andrew’s and wider educational community with knowledge and skills based on sound research;
  • Support the implementation of a future-focused model of learning that promotes an outstanding educational experience;
  • Foster a culture of courageous collaboration where ideas, expertise and resources are shared;
  • Develop a local and global partner network that provides opportunities for staff, students and others to learn, grow and be challenged together; and
  • Promote and track the growth of staff and student personal capacity, which includes the skill of cultural intelligence (CQ). 

We invite you to join us as we aim to challenge, impact and inspire to benefit our learning communities and beyond.

Tim Barrett

Head of St Andrew's Institute of Learning (SAIL)

Tim Barrett



2016

Year Established

Ten

Partner Schools

183

Staff Trained
in Personal Capacity

January 01, 2024

1. SAIL Seminar Sessions 2024

SAIL offers a range of seminars for its staff, parents and wider community throughout the year. Keep a lookout for notices through Parent Bulletin, LinkedIn and Twitter.


August 14, 2024

2.EduTech 2024

Join the SAIL team in Melbourne where they will be presenting on our future focused programs at Edutech. https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/edutech-australia/index.stm

April 09, 2024

3. AHISA Leading Learning Conference 2024

Head of SAIL, Tim Barrett, will be presenting at the AHISA Conference in Sydney on our Personal Capacity Transcript.

August 01, 2024

4. 2024 Research Invested Schools Conference

After hosting the RIS Conference in 2023, the SAIL team will head to Sydney for the Research Invested School National Summit in 2024. 

November 10, 2023

5. ISQ Action Research Breakfast

SAIL members will be sharing their Action Research Project update with ISQ and other schools in Brisbane. The topic is 'The impact of case studies on student engagemnt in Psychology '.

January 01, 2024

1. SAIL Seminar Sessions 2024

SAIL offers a range of seminars for its staff, parents and wider community throughout the year. Keep a lookout for notices through Parent Bulletin, LinkedIn and Twitter.


August 14, 2024

2.EduTech 2024

Join the SAIL team in Melbourne where they will be presenting on our future focused programs at Edutech. https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/edutech-australia/index.stm

April 09, 2024

3. AHISA Leading Learning Conference 2024

Head of SAIL, Tim Barrett, will be presenting at the AHISA Conference in Sydney on our Personal Capacity Transcript.

August 01, 2024

4. 2024 Research Invested Schools Conference

After hosting the RIS Conference in 2023, the SAIL team will head to Sydney for the Research Invested School National Summit in 2024. 

November 10, 2023

5. ISQ Action Research Breakfast

SAIL members will be sharing their Action Research Project update with ISQ and other schools in Brisbane. The topic is 'The impact of case studies on student engagemnt in Psychology '.

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St Andrew's Insititue of Learning

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Peregian Springs
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